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Monbeg Notorious was prominent throughout the three-and-a-quarter-mile affair. Pic: Sportsfile

Monbeg Notorious was prominent throughout the three-and-a-quarter-mile affair. Pic: Sportsfile

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Monbeg Notorious was prominent throughout the three-and-a-quarter-mile affair. Pic: Sportsfile

Monbeg Notorious led home a one-two for Gordon Elliott in the feature Racing TV Chase at Down Royal yesterday.

Partnered by Denis O'Regan, Monbeg Notorious was prominent throughout the three-and-a-quarter-mile affair, but was made to work hard for victory over stablemate and 6-5 favourite Jury Duty.

Monbeg Notorious was keeping on after jumping the last, but started to drift left across the track before eventually prevailing by two and a half lengths.

The nine-year-old was winning for the first time since February 2018.

With British racing suspended from today until the end of April, Elliott is hoping Irish racing will keep the show on the road.

He said: "I'm sure what everyone does is going to be right for everyone. Hopefully we can all get over it and keep kicking on and keep our heads up.

"I think there is no problem here today. Everyone is doing everything right. Once we keep racing that is all we want."